Deadline

blind locomotive
dragging cars
and passengers
on rigid steel
toward
the insistent bridge

words tumble
in rows
stacking
broken pencils
crushed against
an anvil

insistent time
pushing all
before it
toward
the vertical
sky

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About riverwriter

Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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